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Antonio Gramsci: Towards an Intellectual Biography
This biography lifts the study of Gramsci out of the sterile search for orthodoxy or heresy and instead examines Gramsci's personality in its full moral and intellectual complexity. Davidson has succe...
Asian American Activism Stirring: Against The Current vol. 91
For a brief but wonderful moment in 2000, the Ralph Nader/Winona LaDuke Presidential campaign drew widespread public attention to its central theme of restoring democracy by challenging corporate powe...
Bogus, Misdirected and Effective
The Tea Party movement is steeped in misinformation and denial. But it has a lot to teach the left.
Boricua's Revolutionary Inspiration: Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico 1897-1921 (Book Review)
Báez, Antonio Camona
Book review of Kirwin R. Shaffer's Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico 1897-1921.
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
CISPES: Radical, Pragmatic, and Successful
Van Gosse analyzes the reasons for CISPES' success in developing a fresh and tenacious approach to solidarity work. Originally published in Crossroads Special Issue on El Salvador Solidarity, Spring 1...
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 2 - May 1982 - Canada-Latin America/Le Canada-L'Amerique Latine
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Crisis and Coup in Ecuador: Against The Current vol. 87
Meisch, Lynn A.
On January 21, 2000, for the first time since the Spanish conquest of Ecuador in A.D. 1533-34, indigenous people briefly -- very briefly -- ruled the country as part of a triumvirate. Frustrated by ov...
Democratic Revolution and Socialist Revolution: A Reply to Malik Miah
IN ATC 75 Malik Miah presents an analysis of events surrounding the fall of Indonesian President Suharto (“Indonesia's Democratic Revolution”). As a descriptive report of what has been happening in th...
Fighting for Union Autonomy: Mexican Miners On Strike: Against The Current vol. 122
La Botz, Dan
On April 20 eight hundred state and federal police launched an assault on 500 striking workers who had been occupying a steel mill in LÃ¡zaro CÃ¡rdenas. Two were killed, five seriously injured and 40...
From Dictatorship to Democracy
A short, serious introduction to nonviolent struggle, its applications, and strategic thinking. Based on pragmatic arguments, this piece presents nonviolent struggle as a realistic alternative to war ...
Gandhi's Truth: On the origins of militant nonviolence
Erikson, Erik H.
An examination of the life, vision, and actions of Mohandas Gandhi.
Germany 1921: The March Action
The debacle represented by the ‘March Action’ in Germany in 1921 was a crucial turning point in the development of the Communist International. The defeat led to a crisis in the German Communist Party...
How to End the Tea Party (and Scare Obama at the Same Time): A Black / Brown Coalition
One of the reasons the left doesn't do better is because it tends to view the right's transgressions as a moral issue rather than as a pragmatic problem as, for example, a baseball coach would do if t...
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?: Sources News Release
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
Korea: The Elections and Sexual Violence: Against The Current vol. 87
In the April 13 South Korean parliamentary elections, the closest the Democratic Labor Party came to victory was in the Hyundai company town of Ulsan. Their candidate was defeated by a small margin (4...
A Letter To Other Occupiers
We need to act within a wide strategic context, and engage in more than tactical exercises. We need to invite local people to join our ranks and institutions. We cannot hope to win the trust of others...
Long Way From Home: The story of the Sixties generation in Canada
An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circum...
Malcolm X Speaks
X. Malcolm; edited and with prefatory notes by George Breitman
A series of speeches, seminars and press conferences given by Malcolm X during the last years of his life in 1964 and early 1965.
Manifestations And Declarations: Of the Twentieth Century
Cormack, Patricia (Editor)
This collection of original documents describes what significance they had for the social change and political movements of the twentieth century.
My Fight Against Apartheid
Imprisoned for 15 years on Robben Island in 1965, Michael Dingake's autobiography clearly reveals how his whole life has been bound up with the struggle for liberation in South Africa. His story, full...
Nader, Greens and Socialists: Against The Current vol. 91
Blaming Ralph Nader for Bush is like blaming the abolitionists for slavery. The Greens ran Nader to end corporate oligarchy, not to support one wing of the oligarchy as a lesser evil against the other...
New group urges progressives to build 'One Big Campaign' to take on Harper: Sources News Release
A campaign urging Canadian social activist groups to work together under one massive umbrella to take on the Harper regime and his right-wing supporters was officially launched today.
The new socialist revolution: An introduction to its theory and strategy
Lerner, Michael P.
Chapter 6 - Strategy and Tactics. The first task of the revolutionary movement, its most important task within the next few years, is to destroy bourgeois hegemony and develop a radical consciousness ...
Notes from a Revolution Dying: Against The Current vol. 134
In June 1922, five years on from the Russian Revolution, a group of Moscow communists gathered to discuss a letter by Vladimir Petrzhek, an auto worker, tendering his resignation from the communist (o...
Nothing Is Ever Won Without Organizing: Remarks to the First Nonviolence Training Session of the Mexican Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity
All organizing begins with the telling of a story. When we listen carefully to somebody’s story, we learn what motivates him, what she is passionate about. Listening is the first skill and duty of a c...
On the Uprisings in France
At the beginning of March 2016, France's now ultra-liberal Socialist Party (PS) government officially revealed a labour reforms bill whose objective was to promote the competitiveness of businesses op...
Opa Nobody: Against The Current vol. 135
In Opa Nobody, Sonya Huber — an activist struggling to reconcile her politics with the demands of human relationships and the realities of contemporary U.S. life — undertakes an ambitious task: the po...
The Oratory of Malcolm X: Against The Current vol. 120
Spike Lee closes his 1989 film “Do the Right Thing” with two quotes: In one, Malcolm X proclaims the right to self defense and in the other, Martin Luther King, Jr. insists upon non-violent protest. E...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 11, 2017: Left Parties
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
In recent years, there have been repeated attempts to build left political parties and coalitions, i.e. parties to the left of the established social democratic parties which have long become part of ...
Our Generation: Volume 7 Number 1
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The Pittsburgh Reds, 1911-1914: Revolutionary Socialists in Allegheny County: Against The Current vol. 81
The Socialist Party of America reached the peak of its strength and influence in 1912. In that year, the party could claim 118,000 members, and 879,000 American voters (about 6% of the total) cast the...
The PLO: The Struggle Within
A classic study of the diversity of Palestinian political thinking embodied in the PLO - from Baathists to Marxists. The author provides a history of the major debates within the PLO as it has moved f...
The Politics of Urban Liberation
A broad-ranging study which covers the political economy of the urban question and the importance of the city in the history of social revolution. Schechter's evaluation of libertarian insurgency high...
A collection of essays by Dwight Macdonald.
Popular Movements Toward Socialism: Their Unity and Diversity
The following reflections deal with a permanent and fundamental challenge that has confronted, and continues to confront, all popular movements struggling against capitalism. By this I mean both those...
A progressive dialogue on the future: Six questions for leftists
Leftists don't spend enough time or energy working on important strategic questions. If we could resolve a handful of these, even tentatively, and try out some solutions, we would be far more successf...
Rejoinder: The Dynamics of Revolution
ONE COMMON ERROR socialists tend to make when discussing unfolding revolutions in other countries is to offer programmatic analysis that has little to do with the real situation on the ground. Comrade...
The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left in the 1960s -- its passage from student protest to institutio...
Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now
Greenwalk, Dara; MacPhee, Josh
Drawn from an exhibition at Exit Art, a cultural center in New York City, Signs of Change is a visual archive of more than 350 posters, prints, photographs, films, videos, music, and ephemera from mor...
Slumming It At the Rodeo: The Cultural Roots of Canada's Right-Wing Revolution
Are the Federal Reform Party's Manning, Ontario's Harris and Alberta's Klein the struttin' cowboy champions of direct democracy? Or just sell- outs to the private sector? Laird tackles these question...
Some Historical Perspectives on Canadian Agrarian Political Movements: The Ontario Origins of Agrarian Criticism of Canadian Industrial Society
Spartacus League (Spartakusbund): Connexipedia Article
German revolutionary movement.
Sri Lanka: The Unfinished Quest for Peace
In August 1987, after years of violence, an accord was signed between the Jayawardene government and Tamil separatists. This clear and readable account explains why the accord failed and, in a fresh a...
SWP History: 1960-1988
A website devoted to reviews and discussions related to Barry sheppart's two-volume history of the American Socialists Workers' Party (SWP).
Thieving Sons of Bushes: Against The Current vol. 91
“Never Trust a Son of Bush” was one of many signs at George W. Bush's presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on January 20. Some 25,000 marched in Washington and 15,000 rallied in San Francisco...
Thinking of Joining the ISO?
My goal in writing this is to encourage a fundamental re-thinking of “Leninist” party-building efforts in order to help end the unnecessary separation between the socialist movement and the working cl...
Uncovering the Sixties: Life and Times of the Undergound Press
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State
Nader discusses areas of convergence where liberals and conservatives can start working together for the public good.
What's left of Pakistan's left?: For those in Pakistan who want to explore a non neo-liberal, non-right wing option, the Left is there in some form.
Menon recounts her discovery of the emerging political Left in Pakistan and reflects on its future. Awami Workers Party featured.
What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
Explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of Frank's native state of Kansas. According to his analysis, the political discourse of recent decades has dramaticall...
Where Is Indonesia Going?: Against The Current vol. 87
For both admirers and critics of Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, the picture is disturbing: At the presidential palace in Jakarta there are signs of a new “royal court” in the making. Official...
The Workers' Party and Political Crisis in Brazil: Lula at a Crossroads?: Against The Current vol. 123
In June 2005, the first allegations of a rogue politician in a rightwing party in coalition with Brazil's governing Workers' Party (PT) seemed spurious enough. The politician himself, Roberto Jefferso...
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Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Operation Soap was a raid by the Metropolitan Toronto Police against four gay bathhouses in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which took place on February 5, 1981. More than three hundred men were arrested, t...
Ukip: the battle for Britain
A exposé on Ukip, which wonders: is it a lunatic fringe or a sign of things to come?